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XXIXHOPKINSVILLE KENTUCKY SATURDAY AUGUST 24 1907 110 102 tt
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The Liquor Increase Was
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i Year 1906
Washington Aug 22 Statistic s
made public by John G Capers
Commissioner of Internal TReve
flue will doubtless startle persons
and organizations whose aim is to
I wipe outthe use of alcoholic liquor
t 11except for medicinal purposes ex
terminate the cigarette and put an
endto the snuff habit in this
country During the fiscal year 1907 there
was used 134142074 gallons of
spirits distilled from grains an in
crease over 1906 of 11409252 Titis
tremendous quantity of whisky etc
produced 147556281 of revenue
for Undue Sam an increase of 12 <
i50177 during the twelvemonth
p period Cordials and liquors increased from
l 1781648 gallons to 1093688 gallons
and the revenue thereon from 1
959807 to2193057
The breweries increased from
r 546416a7 barrels toi58546111 bar
eels or about 7 per cent as against
a 9 per cent increase for the dis
tilleries
The beer ale malt extracts etc
brought 58546110 into the United
States Treasury an increase of
3694474 over 1906
In addition to this the Government
collected UQ2i706 in special taxes
i from brewersand retail and whole
sale dealers in fermented goods
while the special taxes from dealers
in spirits reached approsiimatelj
6000000The
The cigarette statistics are par
ticularly impressive and these em
brace only the manufactured kind
not those made by hand by the
hundreds of thousands of smokers
throughout the country
The cigarettes consumed during
the year reached the prodigious total
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of 5167021 857 an increase of
1404600 Sumptuary laws against cigarette
smoking such as are in operation
in Indiana seem not to aheck the
habit
lM The use of cigars continues to be
universal although the relative in
crease cannot be compared with the
growth of the cigarette business
In 1907 there went up in smoke
no less than 8642278219 cigars as
against 7870672648 in 1905 The
taxes resulting from this heavy
cloud exceeded 23000000 nearly
r 2000000 more than last year
The American people also chewed
and smoked 369186303 pounds of
plug and loose tebacco much of it
grown in Kentucky an increase of
14270804 pounds in a year
This kind of weed produced 22
151178 of revenue for the Federal
Government And besides the
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Itsmoking and chewing the people
used up 23401196 pounds of snuft
an increase of 693658 pounds which
provided 1404071 of taxes
t tl It is a mystery to the internal rev
enue officials where all this snaff
goes
WHAT KENTUCKY PAYS
During the fiscal year the aggre
gate revenue collections reached
269664022 an increase of 20651
2B4 over 1906 Of this great sum
Kentucky produced 28444438 or
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J nearly 10i per cent The various
districts contributed as follows Sec
i Ij ond E T Pranks collector 2579
I r 921 Fifth J A Craft 15654191
Sixth G W Sieberth 3760657
Seventh S J I Roberts 2599779
Eighth JrS Cooper 2859888
Ham sacks for sale at Kentucklan
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NOW USING LOTS OF INK
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The Climax Mills are now in full
operation and are daily making two
grades of flour that rank with the
very best made in the United States
The public is being supplied with
little sacks free of charge that will
demonstrate that our assertion is
trueFor
For the past three years many
st
promoters have been in our midst
asking the assistance of our citizens
in establishing different industries
here and not one has ever been
turned down by the city authorities
or the progressive business men of
Hopkinsville Some of them held
out golden promises of the invest
ment of foreign capital for the con
struction of a street railway shoe
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factories and so on through an al
most innumerable list of enterprises
that would have made Hopkinsville
a city of the second class in a few
years But when the time came
for something to turn up the
Micawbcrlike promoters vanished
like a dream Trig Eastern capital
wasnot available and when the
wrappers were torn off the proposi
tions when read between the lines
were found to be mot worth the pa I
per on which they were written
merely showing that gain and
emolument for the promoters were
waterlined on every page
Thus it was Men of good busi
ness capacity saw through wellcon
ceived but poorly disguised inten
tions of the outsiders and the alert
soon got ontl to the fact that the
future rebuilding and development
of HopkinsvUle rested in our people
and that home capital and home
men only must make our city what it
is to be
For thirty yeans efforts have at
various times been made to devel
op Hopkinsville along manufactur r
ling lines but every fort has been
futile and somehow just natur
aUyour city has become a milling
center Today the products of our
flouring mills are better known in
the South than are the Pillsbury
in other sections of the country
HISTORY
The history of the Climax Mills is
brief but highly interestingfrom the
fact that from the conception of the
scheme to the completion of the
building and installation of the
plant consumed so short a time
was consumed It is almost incredi
ble
Ground was broken on Sept 20th
1906 brick laying began October
19th and on the 8th day of the pres
ent month after repeated tests of
the machinery a stream of wheat
was turned inland grinding began
Only ten months I Had the winter
of 190607 not been unusually favor
able building the new mill would
have been pushed with all the vigor
possible it is true but unavoidable
delays in the delivery of some of
the machinery might have prevented
the starting day being as early as
August 8th But the officers of
the company announced at the out
set that the 1907 crop of wheat
would be taken care of and most
faithfully have they made good
their promise
The officers and stockholders of
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the new enterprise are represents I
tive men of our city and Christian
county When the leading spirits j
got to work to raise the necessary
capital to build and equip the Cli
max Mills they met with no discouragement I
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ouragement whatever for men c
who hd money to invest freely sub
scribed aud in a short time all the 1
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James West W T Cooper rind I
Ross A Rogers got together one I
spring morning and discussed the
plan of starting another flouring
mill and after considering the situa
tion from every viewpoint arrived II
at the conclusion that there Vas
plenty of room for a fourth < Uarg e
mill in this the center of the garden
spot of the State
They then enlisted the encour
agement and financial support of
Moses L Elb and T J Tate These
five men then got a move on diem
selves and soon had enough of our
citizens with them to assure th e
early erection of the building and
installation of the machinery J
oIt is not the purpose of this articl
eto throw bouquets to anyone Thesi
spuns d
business men that while a word o f
praise and commendation may be ir i
isorder we will content our elyes
with saying to some of our people
of means and enterprise Gp the u
stand do likewiseuse your talent s
ISyour money and your time as they
shave theirs and Greater Hopkins
ville will be greater still in afew
esshort years
OFFICERS
James West President Commer
cial Savings Bank Pres V
W T Cooper wholesale and ire
Ietail grocer and capitalist viC Ptes
Ross A Rogers General Manager
leager
lVDIRECTORS o
James West W T Cooper
Moses L Elb Ross A Rogers s
G L Campbell T J Tate v
Carrollhe
llobt W Norwood Sec arid Trea
Mr Elb is one of the leading mer
mea
1chants and property owners in the
1city Mr Campbell is a substantial
farmer and Clerk of the Christian
reCounty Court Mr Carroll is a sue
cessf ul farmer Mr Tate is a cap
italist and a large property owner
1The Climax Mills thoroughly
equipped with the latest and mos t
rtapproved roller mills is now making
two grades of flour Ladder and
ntPreference both patent brands
floure
The present capacity of the mill is
400 barrels per day The company
says that no mill that has not adopt
ted the improved machinery up to
within a year is at all up to date I
One of the late inventions not morn e
t1than five years old probably is that i
of an Owensboro man for bleaching
andaging flour by electricity Of
course the Climax would not neglect
t1using this invention in its products
The company with an eye to the fu
ture put in a 250 horsepower Cor
liss engine When the time arrives
the capacity can be increased to
1000 barrels per day at a light ex
pense as the engine stands ready for
driving the additional machinery
The storage department of the build j
ing is fast being filled with 251b and
501b sacks and barrels ready for
shipment and a salesman is out re
ceiving orders for the new flour to
be put on the Southern market
In addition to the large engine
there is one of less driving power
which can be used in connection
with thelarger if necessary Both
of these engines are of the finest
make and the latest improvements
have been adopted in their con
struction The large brick building
that contains all the machinery the
18 concrete wheat bins the annex
stables etc are all lighted with
electricity furnShYcT diT the first
floor by the companys own dynamo
There is no part of the building
where the light is not as good and
in some parts better than daylight
when the lights are turned on The
watchman in his nightly rounds has
to make a record by means of
12 or more little timepieces in I
different parts of the building
lIe is required to make the rounds
every hour from the time he goes
on duty at 6 oclock p m to 6
oclock a m Every visit to the
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little taletellers is stamped on a
card in the office and all the man
ager has to do to test his night
watchman is to look at the record
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Ifigura1 never lie
Every precaution against fire has
been tartar IJatchdoors doors that
close thaJT QttbY the meltfhg of a
piece of Jala wen the net t in a
burning rood may reach a certain
temperature 6inch floors resting I
Ion
on joists that are flush with the I
cros beams to prevent draught 60I
feet of rubber hose placed here andI
there on all floors barrels filled with
water and buckets that cant be
IImade te rest anyway except with
top up for they cant turn over
speaking tubes and alarm gongs
communicating with every part of
the plant all these and many other
precautions render the building al
most if not quite absolutely fire
proof The insurance companies on
Continued on Fifth Pa eJ
EXMAYOR BARTH
Of Louisville Kills Him
self
Louisville Aug 31Paul C Barth
for a year and a half Mayor of
Louisville and ousted recently by the
decision of the Court of Appeals
shot and killed himself today Mr
Barth ended his life in his private
office at the headquarters of the
Utica Lime Company of which he
heI
I was General Manager His shot
was heard by his business associates
who rushed into the room to find
Mr Barth unconscious on the floor
with a bullet hole in his head He
never recovered consciousness and
died about 1 oclock
Mr Barth was a man of means and
1was President of the Board of Al
dermen for several years It was
Mr Barth who welcomed President
Roosevelt when the President made
his Southwestern tour two years
agoThe
The cause of the suicide is un
known Since the ousting of Mr
Earths administration by mandate
of the Court of Appeals two months
ago the acts of the officials during
his term have been subjected ton
sever scrunity by the officials who
came in with Mayor Bingham ap
pointed by Gov Beckham Nothing
was found that reflected any discred
it on Mr Barth personally but the
methods of conducting some of the
city institutions has been under fire
both in the official reports and in
the press Mr Barth was very sen
sitive to criticism and his friends
remarked at times that the condition
of affairs seemed to gall him How
ever he gave no evidence that he
was in any danger of breaking down
physically or mentally and since
the ouster had been conducting his
business affairs as had been usual
before he assumed office He was
not only manager of the Utica Lime
Company but had a large interest
in the Ohio River Sand Gravel
Company of which he was the active
head
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Mr Barth was fortynine years
old H was a widower and leaves
three young sons
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